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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Jack Callihan Parnell To Be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture


The President today announced his intention to nominate Jack Callihan Parnell to be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. He would succeed Peter C. Myers.

Since 1987 Mr. Parnell has been director of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Prior to this he was director of the California Department of Fish and Game, 1984 - 1987. From 1966 to 1983, he was a pedigree livestock auctioneer. He was also owner and publisher of the California Cattleman's Magazine, 1966 - 1972, and field editor for Pacific Stockman and Stockman Weekly, 1964 - 1966. Mr. Parnell has also managed and operated diversified agricultural operations.

Mr. Parnell attended Healds Business College in San Francisco, CA, and Sacramento City College. He was born May 7, 1935, in Leavenworth, WA. He is married, has three children, and resides in Auburn, CA.

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